Interested in improving your skin and the signs of aging, but without surgery? If so, our FotoFacial treatment may be right for you. This intense pulsed light therapy gently rejuvenates your skin, resulting in improvement of some of the most common skin problems associated with age and sun damage. The addition of radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of skin-smoothing collagen.

Improving Your Skin with Light and Radiofrequency

Laser resurfacing uses light energy to reduce the appearance of various skin blemishes. The FotoFacial incorporates intense pulsed light – similar to a laser, but with a broad spectrum of light – and radiofrequency energy to improve your skin.

FotoFacial RF can restore fresh, vibrant skin by improving the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Fines lines
  • Rosacea and redness
  • Facial spider veins
  • Uneven tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores

Generally, this type of light therapy can be used on your face, neck, hands, chest and other areas of your body. It can be combined with ReFirme to achieve an ideal skin tightening effect.

The treatment itself should not be painful. You may experience some discomfort. The beam of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency passes through your skin via a handheld device. We use anesthetic gel to minimize the discomfort you feel during the FotoFacial.

This treatment and others like it have a low incidence of complications. Some of the possible risks include skin redness, sensitivity, bruising and blistering that may last for several days. In rare cases, treatments have caused patchiness and skin discoloration. Our team takes every precaution to prevent such side effects, but you should accept them as a possibility when consenting to treatment.

We can answer any of your questions about FotoFacial RF during a complimentary initial consultation.

Benefits of FotoFacial RF

This gentle form of facial rejuvenation has several beneficial characteristics, including:

  • No downtime
  • Non-invasive
  • Short treatment time
  • Stimulates production of collagen

Depending on the area of treatment, your FotoFacial should only take about 30 minutes to an hour. After your appointment, you can return to work or other activities, although you may want to use cosmetics to cover up any redness or bruising.

Because intense pulsed light is gentler than laser resurfacing, you may need five to six treatments to achieve optimal results. These treatments are spaced about three weeks apart. To maintain the results you achieve, you may want to consider having a retreatment every four months.

If you are interested in FotoFacial RF or other laser resurfacing treatments in Scottsdale, please contact Paul Angelchik, M.D., to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.